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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Qui habitat

He that within the secret place

Author: John Hopkins
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 He that within the secret place
of God most high doth dwell,
Under the shadow of his grace
he shall be safe and well.

2 Thou art my hope and my strong hold,
I to the Lord will say;
My God he is, in him will I
my whole affiance stay.

3 He shall defend thee from the snare,
the which the hunter laid,
And from the deadly plague and care,
whereof thou art afraid:

4 And with his wings shall cover thee
and keep thee safely there;
His faith and truth thy fence shall be
as sure as shield and spear.

5 So that thou never shalt have cause
to fear or be affright,
For all the shafts that fly by day,
or terrors of the night:

6 Nor of the plague, that privily
doth walk in darkness fast,
Nor yet of that which doth destroy,
and at noon-day doth waste.

7 Yea, at thy side as thou dost stand,
a thousand dead shall be;
Ten thousand more at thy right hand,
and yet shalt thou be free.

8 But thou shalt see it for thy part,
thy eyes shall well regard,
According unto their desert
the wicked have reward.

9 For why? O Lord, I only rest
and fix my hope on thee;
In the most high I put my trust,
my sure defense is he.

10 No evil shalt thou need to fear,
with thee it shall go well:
No plague shall ever once come near
the house, where thou dost dwell.

11 For why? unto his angels all
with charge commanded he,
That still in all thy ways they shall
preserve and prosper thee;

12 And in their hands shall bear thee up,
still waiting thee upon,
Lest that thy foot should happen for
to dash against, a stone.

13 Upon the lion thou shalt go,
the adder fell and long;
On the young lions tread also,
with dragons stout and strong.

14 Because he sets his love on me,
I'll save him by my might,
And him advance, because that he
doth know my Name aright.

15 When he for help to me doth cry,
an answer I will give;
And from his grief take him will I
in glory for to live.

16 With length of days and years I will
him fully satisfy,
And also my salvation still
shew him assuredly.

Source: The Whole Book of Psalms #XCI

Author: John Hopkins

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First Line: He that within the secret place
Title: Qui habitat
Author: John Hopkins
Language: English

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The Whole Book of Psalms #XCI

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